As the queen of love songs, it’s not surprising that Taylor Swift serves as the perfect source of inspiration for a chic and romantic wedding guest ensemble. From the floral Oscar de la Renta ball gown she donned at the Cats premiere in 2019 to the sequin Michael Kors dress she wore to the NSAI 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards, Swift is always one of the best-dressed celebs on the red carpet.
While she is known for her sophisticated and feminine outfits, what we love about her recent style moments is that she isn’t afraid to mix it up. She’ll pair sleek silhouettes with vibrant hues and bold patterns for ensembles that are both elegant and modern. As for accessories, she tends to elevate her looks with even more glamorous shoes and jewelry, opting for ankle-strap heels and gemstone drop earrings. Her ability to seamlessly mix classic and modern elements makes her the ideal celeb to turn to for your timeless wedding guest looks.
So, if you’re searching for some style inspiration for your upcoming events, we’ve rounded up five of Taylor Swift’s most fashionable red carpet ensembles. Plus, a few options to help you channel the looks yourself.
Swift stunned in a menswear-inspired look at the premiere of her short film, All Too Well, in November of 2021. The purple velvet suit by Etro featured black lapels, brass buttons, and a double-breasted silhouette for an elegant, but edgy, red carpet outfit. She kept her accessories simple, pairing the ensemble with black Alexandre Birman boots and gold jewelry.
Best Blazer Dress
Adelyn Rae Tania Velvet Double Breasted Blazer Dress
Size: XS-XL | Materials: Velvet | Length: Mini
For a modern and edgy look, try this velvet blazer dress from Adelyn Rae. It incorporates the double-breasted silhouette and black lapels of Swift’s Etro ensemble but also features a mini hemline and two front pockets. Style your getup with black tights, Mary Jane platform pumps, and gold hoop earrings.
Price at time of publish: $145
Lavish Alice Draped Satin Wrap Mini Dress
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Satin | Length: Mini
If you like the idea of a blazer-inspired dress, this purple number from Lavish Alice is a great option for a cocktail attire wedding. The draped skirt and fringe-trimmed sash, paired with the satin fabric, make for a sophisticated look with a flirty twist.
Price at time of publish: $295
Ronny Kobo Bianca Blazer & Maura Pant
Size: XS-L | Materials: Velvet | Length: Ankle
Ideal for a semi-formal wedding or rehearsal dinner, this velvet suit by Ronny Kobo is the perfect mix between classic and modern. Pair it with black boots à la Swift or silver ankle-strap heels for a glamorous touch. Keep in mind that the garments are sold separately, so you can swap the wide-leg trousers for a slip skirt if that's what you'd prefer.
Price at time of publish: $986
For the Cats premiere in 2019, Taylor Swift made a bold fashion statement in this ruby floral gown by Oscar de la Renta. In addition to her trademark red lip, she styled the satin dress with red Chloe Gosselin heels and Maxior drop earrings. While the exact dress costs about $18,000, we found a few similar and more affordable options we think the singer would love.
Theia Kirsten One-Shoulder Gown
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Satin | Length: Ankle
Drawing inspiration from the unique floral pattern of Swift’s gown, this Theia dress would be a stunning choice for any spring or summer wedding. Keep it flirty and fun by pairing the pleated number with black strappy heels and drop earrings.
Price at time of publish: $278
For a Formal Wedding
Sachin & Babi Noir Brielle Floral Strapless Gown
Size: 0-22 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor
For those attending a formal or black-tie wedding, consider this floral strapless gown with a belted waist from Sachin & Babi. Add even more color to this vibrant look with blue ankle-strap heels and gold drop earrings for a chic and playful result.
Price at time of publish: $850
Lulus Make a Move Red Satin Floral Midi Dress
Size: XS-XL | Materials: Satin | Length: Midi
While this satin dress from Lulus has a sleeker silhouette than Swift’s Oscar de la Renta gown, the strapless neckline and floral brocade design are a perfect match. What’s more, the thigh-high slit and midi length make for a sexy yet elegant look. Emphasize the bright red hue with matching strappy heels and an assortment of gold jewelry.
Price at time of publish: $78
Putting a sexy spin on the classic “little black dress,” Swift opted for a sequin Michael Kors look at the NSAI 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards. The one-shoulder dress featured a mock neck, a waist cut-out, and a thigh-high slit. Her crystal-studded Aquazzura heels and diamond jewelry completed this dazzling ensemble.
Halston Joanna Jersey Asymmetric Gown
Size: 0-12 | Materials: Jersey | Length: Floor
This column gown from Halston is almost a perfect dupe for the Midnights singer's Michael Kors ensemble! Even though it lacks sparkle, it does similarly feature an asymmetrical mock neck, a waist cut-out, and one fitted sleeve. Take a style cue from the celeb and pair this ruched dress with embellished heels and drop earrings.
Price at time of publish: $322
Bardot Lithium Sequin One-Shoulder Midi Dress
Size: 2-10 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi
Opt for this sleeveless Bardot dress if you’d like a simple iteration of Swift’s sequin ensemble. We especially love the side slit, paired with the one-shoulder neckline, for a sexy and chic look you’ll want to wear to all of your semi-formal weddings.
Price at time of publish: $159
Best Mock Neck
Express Sequin Mock Neck Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester and spandex | Length: Maxi
This mock neck dress maintains the same silhouette as the singer's getup but features two long sleeves and no cut-outs for a more modest design. Additionally, it has a built-in bodysuit that allows for a comfortable fit, making this number a flattering choice for all figures.
Price at time of publish: $159
Swift paid homage to her album folklore in another floral masterpiece by Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Grammys. Here, she wears a long-sleeve mini dress covered in pastel floral appliqués. She accessorized the playful ensemble with pink Louboutin heels and gold Cathy Waterman jewelry.
Mac Duggal Embroidered Floral Long Sleeve Mesh Mini Dress
Size: 0-12 | Materials: Mesh | Length: Mini
While the original Oscar de la Renta piece is currently out of stock, this Mac Duggal dress is a spot-on replica and would be an amazing choice for any springtime wedding. Complement the bold pattern and style your look with various silver accessories, such as ankle strap heels and stud earrings.
Price at time of publish: $598
For a Summer Wedding
Helsi Hilma Dress
Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini
Turn heads in this vibrant mini dress from Helsi that is covered from top to bottom in pink and red floral appliqués. Follow Swift’s lead and accessorize the colorful frock with hot pink heels and gold drop earrings. This number also comes in black if you’re looking for a more classic option.
Price at time of publish: $535
Best Illusion Neckline
Marchesa Notte Tiered Embroidered Glittered Tulle Dress
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Tulle | Length: Knee
Between the tiered skirt and pink floral appliqués, this Marchesa Notte number perfectly captures the glamour and playfulness of Swift’s mini dress. While the hemline doesn’t fall above the knee, the longer cut adds an elegant touch to the look.
Price at time of publish: $358
As a nominee for best original song, Taylor Swift stepped up her fashion game at the 2022 Golden Globes with this regal look. She stood out in a navy and yellow ball gown, by Etro, that featured a floral print and a keyhole cut-out. To finish off the bold frock, she accessorized with gemstone drop earrings and matching rings.
Sachin & Babi Brooke Gown
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Mikado | Length: Floor
For a black-tie wedding, you can’t go wrong with this blue floral gown by Sachin & Babi. Like Swift’s dress, this option features a full pleated skirt and a V-neckline. Keep it sophisticated and style your look with pearl earrings and white pumps.
Price at time of publish: $825
Stine Goya Anny Voluminous Jacquard Midi Dress
Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi
If you love the oversized floral print of the singer's Etro gown, but prefer a shorter hemline, consider this midi dress from Stine Goya. The bold pattern and full skirt are similar, but the dress falls mid-calf, making it perfect for cocktail attire or a beach wedding.
Price at time of publish: $335
Acler Palms Metallic Pleated Midi Dress
Size: 2-12 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi
Pulling from the blue and yellow color scheme of Swift’s gown, we think this pleated midi dress is a fun and fresh iteration of the look. The floral pattern mimics the celeb’s style, but the twisted open back and gorgeous puff sleeves bring a subtle elegance to this fashion-forward ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $495